Train des Pignes

Train des Pignes

EuroVelo 8 in la Provence verte will, once it is completed, consist essentially of a converted railway line, the Train des Pignes de Central Var. The line ran from Meyrargues in the west, where it joined the then main line to Avignon and the north, to Draguignan, and...
Our Local Wines

Our Local Wines

As you ride along the EuroVelo 8 in our area, you cannot fail to notice the many many fields of grape vines alongside. But nearly all are small, local producers, little known to the wider world. Here we take a closer look.  SAINT FERRÉOL Watch our video….. Wine...
CANTEM’ – A Local Choir

CANTEM’ – A Local Choir

Ahead of the twinning of the two villages, a small group of Pontevès villagers travelled to Montegrosso Pian Latte in northern Italy in 2013. Inspired by the Italians’ love of singing, they decided to have a go themselves. CANTEM’ was born. Outdoor Performance near...
Our Corner of  Provence

Our Corner of Provence

Our stretch of the Eurovelo 8 runs from Meyrargues to les Arcs. But where are we on the map of France? The EV8 runs right through the middle of „La Provence verte and Verdon“, the “Green Provence”, also called the “green lung”” of Provence.

Theatre Under The Stars

Theatre Under The Stars

Every summer in villages along the EV8, a series of open-air theatre performances take place. Here, open-air events in summer are much more agreeable once the sun has set and the air cools. So these performances open at 9.30pm.

Louis Perrone

Louis Perrone

Louis Perrone lived all his life in the village of Pontevès. As a boy, he walked or cycled the 5 km from la Valette to school. At the age of 14 he started work at the local domaine, Saint Ferréol. But the war was to interrupt his early years. Louis Perrone 1921...